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Park Impact fees: funding Edmonds’ future parks


April 25, 2013

Edmonds has a wonderful selection of parks and recreation venues, many residents would probably agree. But the city spends a lot of money keeping those parks clean, repaired and open to the public.

As more people move into the city (estimates are another 5,880 by 2025), planners will have to add new parks to the city’s inventory to keep up. If not, with more people using the same spaces, the net result is a reduction of services.

It follows that as more parks are added to the park system, someone will have to pick up the tab.

According to Randy Young, of Henderson Young & Company,...

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